Saturday, August 31, 2013
Running the risk that Chuckmeisterunleashed might somehow be viewed as an "all guns, all the time" blog, which it most definitely isn't, I just had to write about the newest atrocity imposed on the 200 million of us who believe in the 2nd Amendment. So sit back, kiddies, and read about what else the dimbulbs in Foggy Bottom have decided to do to you...
Did you notice that POTUS announced the day before yesterday another two "executive actions" to further erode our 2nd Amendment rights?
First, he unilaterally decided that corporations cannot buy weapons without first undergoing background checks on all their officers. I guess he's worried that the CEO or CFO or CIO will take the cannon sitting out on the front lawn and use it to lob a shell into the palatial offices of a rival business leader. Can't have that happen, now can we? Of course, there's no evidence that something like this has ever happened, but it might, you know, so let's put a law in place that prevents it. A new law to prevent a problem which doesn't exist. Yeah, that's the ticket!
And second, but far worse, the Golfer-in-Chief unilaterally decided that we Americans can no longer reimport old military rifles originally manufactured in the U.S. These would be the old M-1 Garands used in the Second World War and Korea, 1903 bolt action Springfields, handy little M-1 Carbines and .22 competition target rifles that were made here and shipped to allies overseas as much as 110 years ago. They've been languishing in storage in Manila, and Grenada, and Panama, and Spain, and dozens of other countries which supported us in our military efforts over the years. I guess he's worried that somebody, somewhere will use one of these outmoded rifles, heretofore purchased primarily by collectors, to kill somebody. But, you might want to know, there's no evidence that anyone, anywhere has ever been killed using one of these reimported guns. None!
In fact, less than 3% of all murders involving guns are committed using rifles. People dead set on making somebody dead tend to use small, light pistols instead of heavy, unwieldy old military rifles.
But worse yet, the Vacationer-in-Chief's dumb ass order will effectively kill the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP was created by Congressional Order back in 1903 so that our youth could buy guns on the cheap and use them to learn marksmanship, so that they would be ready to defend our nation in case of national emergency. The CMP is a completely self-supporting, quasi-governmental agency that seeks out and reimports old U.S. military weaponry for resale to otherwise qualified Americans who can pass the requisite background checks.
Let me emphasize again. In order to buy guns through the CMP, one must meet every single requirement imposed on anyone purchasing a gun through conventional sources.
The CMP requires no funding at all from the American people. None. It has helped hundreds of thousands of sportsmen to acquire high-quality guns over the decades, including me, for reasonable prices. Now, with this illegal E.O. in place (the President cannot overturn an act of Congress with an Executive Order...but once again he has, and who's going to stop him?), the CMP will have nowhere to acquire their inventory, and will thus be forced out of business.
This E.O. brings to 25 the number that POTUS has issued in circumvention of Congress in an effort to erase the 2nd Amendment. He should know above all others that ill-conceived gun control laws do nothing to reduce crime, and can, in fact, have quite the opposite effect. Take a look at Chicago, the murder capital of America, if you doubt me. The good people of Chicago have been disarmed, so only the bad guys have guns. And I'm betting they're pretty happy about that.
So, in an effort to appear to be doing something, anything, the TelePrompTer-in-Chief, blissfully unaware of the Law of Unintended Consequences, but intent on satisfying another of his Liberal wet dreams, issued an order that solves a problem which does not exist, while destroying a time-honored and highly beneficial tradition, which heightens our self defense, while costing the American people not one damn dime.
Lord help us. Only three more years left...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The commie dweebs in Sacrascrewyou are at it again!
Not content with savaging our incomes with ever-higher levels of taxation, while wasting our tax dollars indiscriminately, the dimbulbs up there are now doing everything in their inflated power to gut the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and disarm all Californians.
Several new pieces of legislation are now working their way through various committees and on to Governor Jerry Brown's desk like crap through a Christmas goose. Here's a sampling of what we citizens face:
S.B. 108: This little jewel strips your right to self defense by mandating that guns be locked up tight in your home, at all times, regardless of whether anyone is present. So when that window glass breaks at 3:00 a.m., just ask the burglars to kindly wait while you unlock your safe and politely load your weapon. In the spirit of fairness and cooperation, I'm sure the bad guys will play along, right?
S.B. 374: This classic example of government run amok expands failed and flawed California laws to cover millions more guns, including all semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. Every single one. This means my little Ruger .22 target rifle may soon be classified as an "assault weapon" and will no longer be legal to own or use here in the land of fruits and nuts. And what am I to do with it? Deliver it to the Sheriff's office, I guess, where it will be melted down and turned into electric cars.
A.B. 711: The commie who thought this one up will no doubt be Mayor of San Francisco soon. If Brown signs this, all lead bullets will soon be outlawed. The theory goes among the tree huggers that lead ammo is killing condors, which, of course, it isn't. They have no proof to offer, just a supposition based upon liberal wet dreams. Just so you know, the lead used in bullets is inert, and cannot harm any living organism. But logic doesn't seem to work on these socialists. So outlawing lead ammo means we'll only be able to use bullets in the once-Golden State made from some other metal, which isn't widely available, and costs many times more. And anybody who thinks ammo manufacturers will conjure up special ammo made from unicorn hooves for sale here in California by its lonesome is smoking some of those anti-God cigarettes. This is called forced economic disarmament. If people can't afford to buy ammo, voila! You don't have to outlaw guns. You've just reduced them from self-defense mechanisms to nothing more than expensive boat anchors.
S.B. 53: If this passes and is signed, you'll no longer be able to buy ammo over the Internet, which I do all the time, and you'll be required to buy an annual permit, at a significant fee, just to buy ammo from any conventional source. And every time you stop by the gun store to pick up a few boxes of bullets, you'll be fingerprinted and get to pay for a background check. Background checks cost at least $25.00. So you buy a box of 9mm bullets for $20.00,which will now cost you $45.00. And if you aren't near a store to buy ammo, or can't afford it, you've been effectively disarmed and the 2nd Amendment has been erased from the Bill of Rights.
S.B. 293: If some manufacturer somewhere ever says they have figured out a way to insure that a gun can only be operated by the lawful owner, also known as "owner authorized," regardless of how much it costs to make or whether manufacturers will choose to make them, knowing that they will only be bought in California, then this bill gives the politicians the authority to ban all other guns not meeting that requirement without advance notice or reimbursement. Hmmm. That oughta' work.
S.B. 396: If Brown signs this one, all ammunition magazines for rifles, pistols and shotguns that hold more than 10 rounds, including those presently legally owned, would be declared illegal, would be completely banned, and would need to be turned in for destruction. Failure to turn them in would render the owner a felon and subject him or her or it to arrest and prosecution. Do you see a pattern here? This is how to turn law-abiding citizens into felons if they don't bend over and grab their ankles when the big dogs bark. Don't you just know that the gang-bangers will laugh themselves silly at the futility of this gimcrackery.
Aren't you proud you're a Californian? Don't you think all gun owners in our state will be happy to comply with this grab-bag of socialist edicts?
Just remember: where guns are plentiful and legal and owned by responsible citizens (think Texas and Florida) crime virtually stops. Where guns are outlawed (think Chicago and D.C.) crime goes through the roof and honest citizens pay the price. Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control. And if the politicians can disarm you and me, they will no longer be concerned about what we can do to them in return for what they want to do to us.
Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be legislators...